WHO insists it can meet its target for antiretrovirals by 2005

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:129
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    A huge international effort is under way to get lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment to three million people with AIDS in poor countries by the end of 2005, said the World Health Organization, but added that its six month campaign had fallen short of interim targets,.

    In all, 400 000 AIDS patients in developing countries were receiving antiretrovirals when WHO launched its “3 by 5 strategy.” That figure has edged up to 440 000, said WHO's progress report, presented at the international AIDS conference this week.

    “Although this was disappointing, the absolute increase of 40,000 people in a few months does …

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